DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police say they arrested a man, Monday, wanted in connection with the attempted abduction of a 14-year old about three weeks ago.
Police say Alvin Joiner, 60, attempted to entice a Miller Grove High School student to his car on February 6 when the girl reported that she was forced into his vehicle as she walked to school. The teen told school officials that the suspect drove a short distance before letting her out near the high school.
DeKalb Police originally released a sketch and description of a man they believed to be the suspect. He was described as a black male who appears to be between 50 and 60 years old. He is bald with a brown complexion and is about 5 feet 4 inches tall. He was driving a light blue mid-sized SUV with a plate that read, in part, RIH.
Police have not confirmed if Joiner is also the suspect in two unrelated, yet similar cases. Three other students who are teenage girls reported encounters matching the suspect's description in December of 2017.
Joiner is currently in the DeKalb County Jail. He is facing charges of Kidnapping and Enticing a Child. He was previously charged in 2006 for similar charges, including battery, solicitation, and sodomy.